The Drag Force and Terminal Velocity
This is an in class experiment at a Physics 100 level to teach about the drag force and terminal velocity.
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In Study 1 you will use Dimensional Analysis to determine a functional form for the drag Force. In Study 2 you will use Data to confirm the velocity dependence of the drag Force. In Study 3 you will study terminal velocity and use a graph to determine the coefficient of drag for several unknown shapes. In Study 4 the terminal velocity for a sky diver is calculated and for the RAF Grand Slam Bomb.